Nairobi, 24th January 2018
Africa’s clean energy future is getting momentum as electricity access is accelerating and increasingly coming from renewable sources. However, in 2016, an overwhelming 48% of the African population still lacked access to electricity. Alongside the efforts indicated by IEA to provide electricity for all by 2030, a key element in the race from poverty to prosperity in Africa, is indeed education.
By improving knowledge and sharing practice with skilled and passionate individuals in the electricity sector, a clean energy future can be achieved in Africa. To this aim, Enel Foundation is joining forces with Academia in Italy and Africa to establish a training venture, dubbed Open Africa Power, which combines in-depth, disciplinary knowledge with a holistic know-how in the electricity sector.
The program is targeted at young and exceptionally talented MSc and PhD students, as well as alumni of Engineering, Law and Business from African universities. Strathmore University, in cooperation with University of Nairobi, will host the first module of the training. Successful students will then access training courses held by Politecnico of Turin and SDA Bocconi University.